If you’re following the UFC right now you’ll now that all eyes are on what’s happening in the lightweight division. Barboza vs. Lee didn’t disappoint and the action was cranked up to 11 with a stellar performance from the additional fights on this card. If you missed out on all the action this weekend, then here’s a summary of what went down and how it happened.
Lightweight division – Kevin Lee defeats Edson Barboza by TKO/KO
The Motown Phenom proved himself to be a contender for the lightweight thrown by doing a number on poor Edson Barboza, who has now taken back to back beatings in headline events. Lee now puts himself in the frame for a potential title shot against Khabib later this year.
Featherweight division – Frankie Edgar defeats Cub Swanson by decision
All the odds were against Frankie Edgar to pull off the win in Jersey: after experiencing a devastating KO last time out and then recently losing a family member, questions over his mental state were raised. Noone answers like Edgar, and although it took him three rounds to get there he pulled out a dominant win over Swanson.
Heavyweight division: Justin Willis defeats Chase Sherman by decision
Big Pretty won over the judges to earn himself a win against Chase Sherman in a hotly contested heavyweight bout. Willis rocked Sherman late in the fight and despite not following through with a clinical finish before the final bell, he made a statement to wrap up another win. He is now on a roll with a record of 3-0 in the UFC; whilst in contrast, Sherman is now 11-5 and his future is quite uncertain.
Here are the results from other fights that took place at UFC Fight Night.
Middleweight division: David Brach defeats Thiago Santos by TKO/KO
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling defeats Brett Johns by decision
Lightweight division: Dan Hooker defeats Jim Miller by TKO/KO
Welterweight division: Ryan LaFlare defeats Alex Garcia by decision
Bantamweight division: Ricky Simon defeats Merab Dvalishvili
Welterweight division: Siyar Bahadurzada defeats Luan Chagas by TKO/KO
Heavyweight division: Corey Anderson defeats Patrick Cummins by decision
Welterweight division: Tony Martin defeats Kieta Nakamura by decision
The Yo Tipster! staff picked all three main fights correctly although we underestimated the endurance of Willis and Sherman, which we predicted to be an early stoppage. Follow our UFC predictions for all upcoming major events in 2018.